EXCLUSIVE: Darren Criss, Ty Herndon Join Star-Studded TrevorLIVE Performers Bill
By Philiana Ng
Stars are coming out in droves to support a good cause.
The Trevor Project’s annual TrevorLIVE Los Angeles event, an evening celebrating the entertainment industry’s biggest LGBTQ advocates and supporters, has booked Jennifer Coolidge to host the star-studded gala on Dec. 7, ETonline has learned exclusively. And that’s not all!
Before Darren Criss returns to the final season of Glee, which kicks off Friday, Jan. 9 on Fox, he’ll join The Voice season-seven finalist Mia Pfirrman, who was eliminated from Team Adam in the first round of the live playoffs, on the performers’ lineup. And less than two weeks after country star Ty Herndon officially came out as gay in an exclusive interview with ET, he’ll take the Hollywood Palladium stage, along with singer Anita Cochran.
They’ll be joined by Parks and Recreation's Adam Scott, Kellan Lutz, Modern Family’s Nolan Gould, Kiernan Shipka, Alex Borstein and Michael Gladis, who are expected to make appearances alongside previously set presenters Katherine Heigl, Wentworth Miller, Beth Behrs, Kelly Osbourne, Lisa Kudrow, How to Get Away With Murder’s Matt McGorry and Jack Falahee, to name just a few.
At the helm for the fifth straight year is producer-director Adam Shankman. Previously announced performers include Katharine McPhee and Jesse Tyler Ferguson. NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt, Yahoo, and transgender artist Skylar Kergil will receive special honors.
Celebrating its 16th year, The Trevor Project was created in 1998 to offer crisis intervention and suicide prevention to LGBTQ youth.
Watch Herndon's emotional interview with ET, where he discussed his former drug use, his failed marriages and his current relationship.